Saturday, June 11, 2022
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #839
Sat, June 11, 2022 | link
JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #839.578.211!
Styrofoam – A Thousand Words (Nettwerk) :: Just what you always wanted: a lightweight
bloopy blorp Casio-pop album with a perpetual half-life that’ll never decompose.
Nash The Slash – Decomposing (Cut-Throat
vinyl) :: A two-sided series (78) of electro-ambient instrumentals (45) which can be played at any (33) turntable speed (16).
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK –
FELONY COUNT ONE: A Thousand Knives Of Fire – The Last Train to Scornsville (Small Stone) :: Ah gots
tuh be honest with yuh: I ain’t never heerd no Small Stone record that I didn’t like ’cause this here Deetroit
label don’t put nuthin’ out but elpee after elpee of nonstop, purebred, fuzz-infested, primo heavy, thudaholic,
crungefyin’, pudknockin’, hog-straddlin’, pool cue-wieldin’, booze-belchin’, weed-snortin’,
speed-freakin’, hard-humpin’, babe-ballin’ music. In other words: Small Stone is the greatest rock ’n’
roll record company in America and this album is on Small Stone so you just know that it’s got the gooshin’ gonad
goods splattered all over it. Bonus points for dividing their album into two sides. Extra points awarded for having a feelthy
title track that makes bands like Blue Cheer and Kyuss sound like Simon & Gofunkle yo’self.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK – FELONY COUNT TWO: Gideon
Smith & The Dixie Damned – South Side Of The Moon (Small Stone) :: It’s obviously a given
that I like this record, but lemme tell ya why the gol-durned South done gone ’n’ rise again. Y’see, unlike
the above-noted disc of the long Knives with its sludge-slammin’ sound, these Dixie rebs play faster ’n’
cleaner behind a growl-gnarlin’ voice that sounds as if it wuz freshly dug up from some Civil War battlefield. Points
deducted for having the bad sense to play too many heavy love ballads (ref: “Daughter Of The Moon”) ’cause
heavy love ballads, no matter how heavy, are still ballads—and ah hates ballads. Points reinstated with for having the
good senses to follow up the heavy love ballads with tracks like the butane-blisterin’ behind-squirtin’ “Black
Cat Road.” Oh, yassss!
Be seeing you!
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #838
Sat, June 11, 2022 | link
JEFFREY MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #838.577.210!
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (Side One Dummy) :: This ain’t no
Johnny Horton nod, nor is it no Charles Boyer nod off. It’s an angst-rock overdose that’s lightly seasoned with
a working-class twist of Bossteen. Bonus points for writing a song about the world’s greatest Steve Miller fan entitled
“Miles Davis & The Cool.”
Steve Gammond – Down The Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan (Eagle Media
DVD) :: From Guthrie and Seeger to Ginsberg and Corso, all wrapped up in one neat little 90-minute educational package, just
like the title says.
Of Jericho – The American Dream (Trustkill) :: Welcome to their throbbo, pulsato, screamo nightmaro.
Simon Sykes & Tom
Sykes – No Such Thing As A Free Ride? (Goose Lane Editions) :: Here’s a book that contains riotous
road tales recalled from the soft shoulder by the likes of David Peel, Jayne Country, Jello Biafra and Randy B-B-B-Bachman.
Need a ride? Get in!
Miller Band – Live From Chicago (Coming Home) :: Ever wonder why Miles Davis virulently hated Steve
so much in his ghost-written autobiography? Mebbe he was kind of green with envy that he couldn’t write the kind of
popular hit songs or pull the kind of adoring audiences that Mr. Miller managed to do. If so, then it’s a good thing
that Miles can’t see the jam-packed aisles that The Joker still fills on this recent triple CD-slash-DVD set. Bonus
points for dedicating “Jungle Love” to Miles. Kind of kidding.
SIZZLING SALESMAN OF THE WEEK: Neil Diamond – Live 1976: The
Thank You Australia Concert (Eagle Vision DVD) :: Leathered like Jimbo Morrison and posin’ like Elvo Presley, Neil
runs through all his hits here on this Oz televised romp—but it’s the bonus segment featuring his live-from-the-stage
commercials that’ll make you want to buy this one. How cool is he? Cool enough to ignore the cheesy script dialogue
he’s handed and savagely rip into sponsors Cadbury and Pioneer with withering ad-libs worthy of Groucho Marx.
Be seeing you!